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My 8 year olds 30 odd year old BSA Meteor revamp.

Discussion in 'Gun Gallery' started by Dougy, Feb 9, 2014.

  1. Dougy

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    As the title says really..
    My lil boy Archie started target shooting on the range for the first time less than a month ago, I got a old BSA Meteor that to be honest was a bit knackered, it didn't take much to fix it though just seals an a spring really, here's a few pix of how it was an is now.

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    We had to cut it down to fit him !

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    Re-fit the... End ? Lol

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    Here's the stock all rubbed down, it's really quite a beautiful piece of wood I don't know why they coated it in the original brown colour, I think its beech ?

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    In this pic I fitted him a cheek steady, he really wanted one as the guy who taught him to shoot has one on his, I think it was a Daystate, he says it helps :)
    I also had his favourite teddy 'Were-Rabbit' etched on there, that went down well with him !
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    I also had his initials laser engraved on the side the surrounded by Celtic knot work.

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    Here he is as happy as Larry, I fitted a second hand 3-9 x 50 Hawk scope, he's actually pretty handy with it now :)
    a mate of mine gave it a coat of Walnut stain an finished in tung oil to waterproof it.

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    All that effort for that smile.....well worth it , nice job...Dave
     
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    Cheers mate, it's turned into a real cheap but proper hobby for us both now.
     
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    Hi mate glad you found us I am the chap that messaged you on the BSA owners forum. I love stories like this and know many other forum members do too. I notice you didn't post the image of your lad proud as punch showing his bullseye card. Post that one up mate as for me that was the icing on the cake.
     
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    Fantastic mate :thumbup:
     
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    Awesome job. A child's smile makes it all worth the effort.
     
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    Nice one mate, like you said this forums a lot more active, thanks for introducing it to me :)
    here he is after his test on the range Saturday, we had exam conditions on the 25 yard range an he scored 35 on the Bisley target, he hit a couple of bulls eyes which I think is a bit good for a 30 odd year old meteor on a very cold windy day !
    here he is proud as punch :)
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    This is is what it's all above, he is loving it and will never forget his meteor :up:

    Great work too and well worth the time sorting it out for him :up:
     
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    fantastic welcome and well done :claping::claping::thumb::thumb:
     
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    Crackin job mate and i love that engraving on the side,it makes all the effort worth it when you see how happy it makes them :)

    Stan.
     
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    :salute: Good work mate , nice to see a young un out and about not buried in a phone and Facebook etc .....
     
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    Cracking thread this here's a pic of my 8 yr old grandson on his first shoot following in his grandads steps of learning with a meteor.
    [​IMG] not going to cut my stock down for him though that would bring tears to my eyes.
     
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    Haha there's loads of stocks for em on eBay mate an some go for less than a tenner !
    That's also a great little pic of your kid, its funny how kids take to guns like a duck to water... An then you grow up an they still stir you up inside an get you all exited lol.
     
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    Not that one mate its a mk1 meteor dating back to 1959 there was one on eBay for about £60 last week.
     

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